Category: Concert Reviews

January 25, 2021 / Concert Reviews

York Theatre, January 13 8.5/10 Disruption! The title – already sounding like an explosive triplet – refers to the fire, plague, despots, social upheaval and climate change buffeting 2020, but it could also refer to the drums’ disruptive power, musically. What other instrument boasts such dynamic range and rhythmic impetus,…

January 6, 2021 / Concert Reviews

Foundry 616, December 17 8/10 One moment the wave-like, arpeggiated piano melodies are the stuff of dreams – or ambient minimalism, for the more pragmatic. The next moment the rhythm-section gate-crashes the reverie so violently that what’s being played seems not just a different piece, but a different idiom. As…

December 30, 2020 / Concert Reviews

They dance through verse after verse, putting flesh on the despairing bones of his songs. Nancy, Suzanne and the rest could form an Old Testament litany of Leonard Cohen’s loves. But they were never notches on a gun, rock’n’roll style. Each was adored for who she was; the warmth and…